Sleep Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Sleep quotes and Sleep sayings, and Sleep proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Sleep is the best meditation. "

Dalai Lama

"I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I’m stating facts."

Conor McGregor

"But you can’t focus on things that matter if all you’ve been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know."

Charlie Sheen

"Knowing that the time to sleep has come, the Lord sleeps, and does well in sleeping. Often, when we have been fretting and worrying, we should have glorified God far more had we literally gone to sleep. "

Charles Spurgeon

"The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep. "


"I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I don’t know how to explain it more. It’s universal. Some people are better at dealing with it, and they sleep with no pain – not pain, arguments. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war."

Brad Pitt

"What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it."

Bob Dylan

"I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else."

Bob Dylan

"Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact."

Bertrand Russell

"Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Sleep is the salutary bath that renovates life, the entire being growing younger under its influence; it is a station in the desert of this world; and often, after dull and wearying journeys, one comes to repose in this oasis prepared by divine Providence, enabled the next day to pursue the route with renewed courage and activity."

Early Rising

"There, in the depths of sleep, is the communion of the living and the dead."

Gennady Aygi

"Sleep is a hint of lovely oblivion."

D. H. Lawrence

"Night has brought to those who sleep, only dreams they can not keep."


"Sleep is like the unicorn – it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any."


"Sleep hath its own world, and a wide realm of wild reality. And dreams in their development have breath, and tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy."

Lord Byron

"A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures."

George Bernard Shaw

"Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind’s way of protecting itself from pain."

Patrick Rothfuss

"Get enough sleep every night. An exhausted mind is rarely productive."


"No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap."

Carrie Snow

"Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica."

J. G. Ballard

"Sleep is the gateway to those nightly visitations of the irrational."

Gayle Greene

"The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world."

Edgar Watson Howe

"I love to sleep. Do you? Isn’t it great? It really is the best of both worlds. You get to be alive and unconscious."

Rita Rudner

"Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals."

Vladimir Nabokov

"Saturday’s night sleep is the best sleep according to me because not any tension for the work of Sunday."


"And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created."

D.H. Lawrence

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one."

Leo J. Burke

"Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor."

John Ciardi

"There is nothing so entirely desirable in all the world as a few hours’ oblivion."

Anne Reeve Aldrich

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